Trip No. SW0905 South River - Marshfield July 16, 2005
Weather Conditions Catch Log
TRIP TIME 6:00 - 9:00 PM
AIR TEMP 81°
SKY CONDITIONS Sunny
WIND S @ 16 mph
BAROMETER 30.14 ~
WATER TEMP 67°
WATER CLARITY Cloudy
WAVE HEIGHTS N/A
SWELLS N/A
CURRENT Moderate
MOON PHASE Waxing Crescent
HIGH TIDE  7:17 pm (9.2')
LOW TIDE 12:55 pm (1.0')
Equipment Used:
Rod Shakespeare Ugly Stik SPL1100
  Type  Spinning
  Length  4'8"
  Action  Ultralight
Reel Shakespeare 2500
  Type  Ultralight Spinning
  Line  Monofilament
  Strength   6 lb.
SPECIES LENGTH WEIGHT LURE/BAIT USED COLOR METHOD
Striped Bass  19.8" 3 lbs.  15 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  16.8" 2 lbs.    3 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
American Eel  31.2" 1 lb.    14 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  15.5" 1 lb.    12 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  14.4" 1 lb.     5 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  14.0" 1 lb.     0 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  13.3"           10 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  13.0"           10 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  12.5"            9 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
Striped Bass  12.4"            8 oz. Clam Chunk N/A Drifting w/current
SUMMARY :
Just can't get enough of this action. With a perfect tide time, you have to fish as often as possible. You simply can't beat the thrill of catching a four pound striper on a six pound ultralight setup. However, drag setting and overall reel condition is vital when pushing the limits of your gear. I have yet to catch a keeper on this type of setup - considering how little line is actually spooled onto a reel of this size, it may be disasterous.

Although the eel is listed third (I list by size), it was the last fish I caught. When the sun goes down the eels come out and keeping away from them is tough work.

For The Record...
TRIP NUMBER TOTAL FRESH TOTAL SALT TOTAL TIME TOTAL FISH TOTAL SPECIES LARGEST SMALLEST
38 29 9 80 Hours 307 17 27.2" (6 lbs. 6 oz.) 5.9" ( 2 oz. )
Compared To Last Year...
+34 +25 +9 +61 Hours +273 +10 +12.7" (+ 4 lbs. 14 oz.) +1.3" ( -1 oz.)
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2005 South Shore Fishing